Hymenopteran meaning

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Any of numerous insects of the order Hymenoptera, including the bees, wasps, ants, and sawflies, often living in complex social groups and characteristically having two pairs of membranous wings.
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Any of various insects of the order Hymenoptera, having two pairs of wings and a characteristic thin constriction that separates the abdomen from the thorax. Some hymenopterans live in complex social groups. Hymenopterans include the ants, bees, wasps, and sawflies.
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Any of a large, highly specialized order (Hymenoptera) of insects, including wasps, bees, and ants, having complete metamorphosis and often living in social colonies: the insect has a biting or sucking mouth and, when winged, four membranous wings.
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Of or belonging to the hymenopterans.
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Any of numerous insects of the order Hymenoptera, including the bees, wasps, ants, and sawflies, often living in complex social groups and characteristically having two pairs of membranous wings.
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(biology) Any insect of the order Hymenoptera; the bees, wasps and ants etc.
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Characteristic of these insects.
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Origin of hymenopteran

  • From New Latin Hymenoptera order name from Greek humenopteros membrane-winged humēn membrane hymen pteron wing –pter

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition